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Children of Eden

Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”

Children of Eden” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Dates and Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, September 2nd, 2022 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 7:00 PM
Friday, September 9th, 2022 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 10th, 2022 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 11th, 2022 2:00 PM
Friday, September 16th, 2022 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 17th, 2022 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 18th, 2022 2:00 PM

COVID Protocol: – Please note: All actors auditioning for Children of Eden will be required to be Fully Vaccinated, as defined by current CDC and state guidelines.

What: Open auditions for Children of Eden, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird

When: 06/19/22 & 06/20/22 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 09/02/22-09/18/22

Audition Preparation: All roles are open for this terrific show performed with a live band. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. There will be a short dance routine taught at auditions suitable for all skill levels. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition, if needed, will be held by invitation only on June 22nd, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:

Ensemble
Family Members; Children; Storytellers

Father
An older looking, impressive man. A true father figure, he wants the best for all of his children but parents with a firm hand. Protective, loving, and reminiscent of God.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Adam / Noah
Adam: Eve’s bright and childlike partner. He is initially devout to Father and loving to his wife & children. Later plagued by guilt. Hard-working and reserved. Noah: rough but simple. He is unsophisticated and shrewd, but also warm and loyal. He builds the ark to save his family and honor Father.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Eve / Mama
Eve: curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Mama: Noah’s wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Cain / Japheth
Cain: Abel’s older, adventurous brother. Follows in his mother’s footsteps and longs for the companionship of other humans. He is strong, stubborn, and independent. Japeth: in love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah’s youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubborn.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Abel / Ham
Abel: Cain’s younger and more conservative brother who follows the “rules”. He chooses his parents over Cain. Ham: Japeth’s middle brother and Aphra’s husband. He is not as docile as Japheth, nor as hot headed as Shem. Looks up to and follows Shem’s lead.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Seth / Shem
Seth: Adam and Eve’s third son and their family’s second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Shem: the oldest of Noah’s three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Aphra
Ham’s pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Aysha
Shem’s wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Yonah
Noah’s servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendent of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Young Cain
The older of the two brothers. Is curious and questioning like his mother. Intense.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Young Abel
The younger of the two brothers. Favors his father in personality. Obedient and devout.
Gender: Male
Age: 8 to 11
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3